This post is for Lego aficionados or... people who love miniature things or...those of you who are bored at the moment and have nothing better to do than look at pictures of cities and things built with Legos. :-)
These are just a few of MANY pictures we took of the different Lego cities and scenery at LEGOLAND's Miniland. Most of these pictures were taken back in May but a few of them were taken when we were there for the Halloween party. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, it was super cool to see the same buildings and things but all lit up at nighttime.
A pirate ship moving through the water in pirate infested Caribbean waters.
Most of the Lego "places" in Miniland are large, well-known cities but there are a whole bunch of different cities, towns, and places from Florida. This picture was of a sunken treasure ship off the Florida coast and a ship of treasure divers.
Cape Canaveral - Kennedy Space Center
This was so cute and clever. It's a miniature golf place. I believe it was in one of the Florida towns, not that that really matters. This just shows how many details and cool things you can find in all the different Lego cities.
(You might want to enlarge this one to see it better)
Another fun "small detail" is this wedding party coming out of a church. I don't remember specifically where this was either but I thought it was neat enough to share.
Washington D. C. is so cool because they have all of the famous D. C. memorials made out of Legos.
And the way the Lego Capitol looked lit up at night.
The [back of] the White House
I thought the Marine 1 helicopter was cool. Around the front side, the Obama family is standing out on the porch. (We're hoping that that might be changed one of the next times we get back there :-D)
The Lincoln Monument - and is the Lincoln statute actually inside the building? If you look closely or zoom way in on a camera, you can see that it IS indeed in there.
It was just so awesome to see it all lit up at night.
The pictures above and below are interesting. We definitely didn't intend on taking two of the exact same pictures and as I already mentioned, they were taken at completely different times. When I went through to choose some of the daytime pictures and then the night shots, I realized these showed almost exactly the same thing just one during the day and the other at night.
This is a replica of the Arlington Memorial Bridge.
Another shot of Washington D. C.
The Iwo Jima Memorial
(notice the tour bus, which does drive around on the roads to the various memorials)
Golden Gate Bridge San Franciso, CA
This is a replica of the Hollywood Bowl, an amphitheater in the Hollywood area of LA, California. It's used primarily for music performances. It has never really caught my eye any of the times we have been there during the day. But as you can see, the way the lights are done at night make it quite eye-catching. The lights were actually slowly changing colors.
There are so many details and things to see in the LasVegas section, it's just amazing.
The famous (I guess) Mirage hotel in Vegas.
I included this one because I love the little Vegas wedding chapel in the lower left corner. In the bottom right corner, you can see a black button on a metal post. When you push the button, a couple walks out of the church to the waiting wedding bus. There are buttons all over Miniland that activate different things within the cities.
New York City
A nighttime shot of Union Station in NYC.
The Big Apple
The New York City "skyline" looked AMAZING lit up at night even though it was just a few feet tall.
Perspective - the [blue and brown] garbage cans in the background are regular sized garbage cans but they look small compared to the Statute of Liberty replica because of the distance. Some of the Miniland buildings that we took pictures of don't look like miniatures in the pictures if we zoomed in and cut out the surrounding background for perspective.
One of the towns in Florida - Miami maybe ?- at night.